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Bitterly cold with some snow chances next week, but there are still signs of a warm up

February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly cold with some snow chances next week, but there are still signs of a warm up

Our frigid February is almost over, but it looks like the unusually cold weather that has defined this month may carry over into March. Right now, we’re dealing with yet another invasion of Arctic air under a strong area of high pressure that is planted firmly to our north along the Canadian border. With temperatures […]

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Bitterly Cold Weather Continues This Week with a Blizzard Possible

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bitterly Cold Weather Continues This Week with a Blizzard Possible

Harsh winds and bitterly cold temperatures ahead of a very strong area of Arctic high pressure have made for a particularly frigid midweek today. Even though temperatures early in the day weren’t quite as cold as some recent days, strong northwest winds gusting to 40 miles caused some blowing and drifting snow in spots and […]

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Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Snowfall Totals from the Big Blizzard of ’14

The snow came on quickly Thursday afternoon and a lot piled all evening long, but now the snow part of the storm system is gone and just the wind remains. Here’s a look at some of our area’s snowfall totals. The majority of the viewing area ended up with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation […]

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A Snowy February

February 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Snowy February

It has been a long time since we have talked about something being above average other than the temperature.  The February of 2013 is changing that though.  Through February so far we have had 15″ of snow fall at the Rochester International Airport.  That was jump started by day after day after day of Clippers […]

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Another Storm; More Ice For Us

February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Another Storm; More Ice For Us

As advertised another winter storm is coming this way, but like the last one, it will feature ice.  We will be on the “warm” side of the system that will feature a number of different precipitation types.  Precip should start out as freezing rain for most as the precipitation moves north through Iowa, eventually crossing […]

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10th Billion Dollar Disaster?

August 28, 2011 0 Comments
10th Billion Dollar Disaster?

It has a been a year to remember, or forget when it comes to natural disasters.  Hurricane Irene could make 2011 a little harder to forget.  To date there have been 10 natural disasters in the United States that have topped the 1 Billion dollar mark in damages.  That ties a record and that does […]

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Jan 31-Feb 1 snowfall totals

February 1, 2011 0 Comments

Welcome to February! A massive snowstorm will just barely miss our area, but the farther south and east you head into Iowa and Wisconsin (and continuing south and east of there), you will run into blizzard conditions. Infact, Des Moines, Ames, Waterloo, Madison, and Milwaukee (and others south and east of there) are in blizzard […]

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Weekend storm, 2:30pm Saturday update

December 11, 2010 3 Comments
Weekend storm, 2:30pm Saturday update

Updated snowfall totals as of 4:45 pm: WAUKON 8NW 2.3 0352 PM …CLAYTON COUNTY… GUTTENBERG 3 0418 PM EDGEWOOD 2.5 0242 PM …FAYETTE COUNTY… CLERMONT 2 0340 PM …MITCHELL COUNTY… OTRANTO 3.5 0237 PM RICEVILLE 3 0210 PM …WINNESHIEK COUNTY… DECORAH 3.5 0430 PM SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA …HOUSTON COUNTY… LA CRESCENT 3WNW 9 0254 PM …MOWER […]

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Update on this weekend’s storm

December 10, 2010 1 Comment
Update on this weekend’s storm

We’re continuing to watch a big storm that will be affecting our area this weekend. This system has been an honest nightmare to forecast – with inconsistencies in the model track being the biggest headache. With a waffling storm track, keep in mind that these totals below have a very good chance of changing. Overall, […]

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The Anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 2009

December 8, 2010 1 Comment
The Anniversary of the Great Blizzard of 2009

High pressure is making for a cold, but peaceful day for us in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa today as skies are going to be sunny and the winds will be as close to calm as they get this time of the year.  However, a year ago it was quite the opposite.  The heaviest snow […]

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